Friday 12th September, 2014
9:00am to 10:10am
Facebook, Yahoo!, and Google have pulled back the curtain by revealing their diversity data but what can they do about it? On a larger scale, what can we all do about it as lovers of technology and believers in a free and open source world? It's no secret that tech does not have a diverse workforce—only 9% of the workforce is Black or Latino/a—and at the same time it's no secret that the demographics in the US are shifting. In California, the epicenter of tech, there is already a majority minority. By the year 2040 the US will follow suit with 42% of the US being Black or Latino/a. It's time to not only be transparent about the disturbing data but about the causes and the solutions! Iris will give you some pieces of the puzzle so that we can all enjoy a free and open source world.
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